Archive for July, 2012

07/1/2012

Homefront

Dramatic texture and striking contrasts feature heavily in this rug from Sarasota’s award-winning Rugs As Art. Combining both transitional and contemporary patterns in a rich color palette along with exquisite detail carved deeply into the dense, cut-and-loop pile, this rug will endure both in beauty and quality. Rugs As Art, Inc. offers excellent selection, unbeatable […]

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07/1/2012

Sarasota’s Best: Ice Cream

With nominations from our 4,800 Facebook fans and judging help from food blogger (“Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy”) Susan Filson, we set aside our better judgment and headed to five of Sarasota’s ice cream shops to find the best scoop in town. Best Overall Anna Maria’s Joe’s Eats and Sweets’ vanilla ice cream was luxuriously smooth, […]

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07/1/2012

Health Report July 2012

Think About It Mental conditioning coach Trevor Moawad counts among his clients the national champion University of Alabama football team. Here, Moawad, the director of IMG Academies’ Performance Institute, explains how mental conditioning relates to different aspects of physical (and even professional) performance. Motivation: “At Alabama football, the morning of this year’s national championship game, […]

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07/1/2012

Best In Shows

Boldest Interpretation of Shakespeare That would be the Asolo Rep’s and director Michael Donald Edwards’ Hamlet, Prince of Cuba. For me, not everything in this updated and relocated production worked, but it certainly took chances, and the performances that were done in Spanish (with English surtitles) were a new and welcome reach-out to our Hispanic […]

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07/1/2012

Arts Capital: July 2012

Risk-taking and collaboration were the hallmarks of an exciting 2011-12 Sarasota arts season. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights—and a few lowlights, too. SER O NO SER Could the Asolo Rep pull off its audacious plan to present English and Spanish performances of its Hamlet: Prince of Cuba? That was indeed the question, […]

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07/1/2012

Good Deal: Rotten Ralphs

The place: Rotten Ralph’s, on the Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach, (941) 778-1604. The fare: Does it really matter what’s on the menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner when you’re comfortably seated in the shade on a pier over the Intracoastal Waterway enjoying the sea breeze on a fine Florida day? The bottom line: For […]

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07/1/2012

Food & Wine: Hyde Park Steakhouse & JPAN Restaurant

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in downtown Sarasota is a practitioner of the art of team service. Our team of waiters on a recent visit constituted a comedy duo, but that detracted not one iota from their thorough knowledge of the menu and wine list, nor did the entertainment undermine alert and attentive service. We were […]

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07/1/2012

Healthfront

Why Men Should Pay More Attention to their Gums Research shows that periodontal disease is more prevalent in men than women, and men lose more teeth on average than women. This may be caused by a lack of action when it comes to oral hygiene. Research published in the Journal of Periodontology found that women […]

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07/1/2012

Top Doctors 2012

Healthcare is a hot topic everywhere you turn these days. And while we can’t resolve the national debate, there’s no question that our little corner of paradise includes some of the finest physicians the country has to offer. Sarasota’s medical community includes award-winning hospitals, internationally significant medical research and two forward-thinking medical schools producing the […]

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07/1/2012

June 2012: The Luxury Home

On the Homefront A mini-boom for West of the Trail. A building boomlet is heating up the West of the Trail area, with seven newly constructed homes for sale, two additional new homes that sold this spring, and another 12 homes currently under construction. (Two are spec homes; the other 10 are custom homes for […]

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07/1/2012

Hot Dish: Gecko’s Tuna Nachos

I doubted that a sports bar could serve good ahi tuna, but I ate my words. Nested in house-made crisp wontons, sesame-crusted slices of rare ahi tuna are topped with seasoned seaweed salad and a creamy wasabi sauce. This Asian version outclasses traditional nachos, and is delicate enough to enjoy with a chilled glass of […]

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07/1/2012

Education Guide 2012

Click on the link below to download the PDF of the 2012 Education Guide. Related Articles: Top Dentists August 2012 The Met Lifestyle: Fall/Winter 2012

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07/1/2012

Top Dentists

Top Dentists Click on the link below to download the PDF of the Top Dentists List and special section Related Articles: Sarasota Health: Top Dentists Education Guide 2012 Neuro Challenge Foundation Resource Handbook: Living With Parkinson’s

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07/1/2012

Real Estate Junkie: Whistling Dixie

If J.R. Ewing were ever to move the family from Southfork to Florida, this 10,000-square-foot waterfront estate in the best part of Bradenton would be the perfect choice. Spanish Med it’s not; the style here is Greek Revival meets Neo-Georgian, and the Southern feeling is everywhere, from the five-car garage facing the motor court to […]

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07/1/2012

Poll: Gay Marriage

Should gay and lesbian couples be legally allowed to marry? Yes [15] No [10] Do you have a family member or close friend who is gay or lesbian? Yes [21] No [4] What is your age?        [5]        30s [5]        40s [12]       50s [2]        60s [1]        70s   Should gay and lesbian couples be allowed to form […]

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07/1/2012

Bird Watching

1 Feather your nest with designer Christopher Guy’s black and white warbler silhouettes with French White frames (set of 6, $1,409). Bee Ridge Lighting & Design, 3909 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota (941) 922-2626. 2 Fashion takes flight in couturier Carolina Herrera’s “sparrow dress” with bright red birds printed on cotton with a touch of silk […]

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07/1/2012

Who’s in Store: Amy Paulishak

Amy Paulishak has segued from banking to philanthropy to—bridal gowns! As vice president of business development for Brides Against Breast Cancer, a division of Center for Building Hope (formerly the Cancer Support Community), Paulishak runs the organization’s newly acquired Nationwide Tour of Gowns bridal shows and its retail store and warehouse in Lakewood Ranch.  With more […]

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07/1/2012

Shopping: Shop Venice

Designing Woman Kim Gibson’s portfolio includes homes from Sanibel to Sarasota. Now Venice is home to a studio/boutique where windows decked out with chic Robin Bruce seating (chairs from $700, sofas from $1,100) invite a peek at dazzling designer samples inside. Starfish Lane Interiors, 319 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 445-5611. HOME BOYZ Daniel Charney […]

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07/1/2012

Noisemaker: Full Speed Ahead

Sarasota native Billy Glueck, 39, has been a boater from boyhood, but his engines really got revved for racing when he drove a race boat for a friend after the regular driver was injured. Now Glueck (who owns Glueck Auto Parts in Osprey) competes on the Super Boat circuit up to 10 times a year. […]

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07/1/2012

On The Homefront: July 2012

Ahead for iconic modern architect Carl Abbott: a retrospective exhibit and a glossy new book. A high-profile few months lie ahead for Sarasota’s modern architect Carl Abbott. Large-scale photographs and drawings of his iconic designs go on exhibit June 29 through Aug. 3 at Ringling College’s Selby Gallery. And—after 15 years of his tossing around […]

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